Teddy Bear Day Care – Ypsilanti

Teddy Bear Day Care and Learning Center

How Do Adults Cry?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Last night I was saying goodbye to a student and his mom. He had a pouting look on his face, so I asked him what was on his mind, and he stuck his thumb in my face. After a short discussion I learned that he had slammed his thumb in the car door and that […]

Born This Way

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Much research has gone into temperament, or “the inborn characteristic way that infants interact with the world around them.” Temperament theory was first discussed by the Greek physician, Hippocrates. He believed that our moods were caused by body fluids. Mood and temperament research has come a bit further since then, but Hippocrates was on to […]

Incredible Infants!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Welcome to the start of a new blog series on child development! Each month I will focus on one developmental stage, what it looks like, how we can best support it, and some of the challenges that come along with it. I figured there’s no better place to start than with infants, so here we […]

Weekend Happenings

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Sticking around the Ypsi-Arbor area this weekend? You’re in luck—there are a ton of family-friendly activities taking place. Which ones will you be attending? Friday Check out Beverly Meyer, aka The Music Lady, at Ypsi’s Crossroads Music Festival. Her performance begins at 6 PM. Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, is hosting a “Kids Read […]

Get Out & Move!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Join us next Thursday, May 17, for our first (and hopefully not last!) “Get Out & Move” event! This will be an evening event, beginning at 6:30 PM, and there are three components to it: 1.) It will be a potluck, and we encourage you to make your dishes WITH your children. Bring a copy […]

Ele’s Place Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

We recognize that there are children outside of our learning community for whom we can have a positive impact upon; therefore, each spring we hold fundraisers for a local children’s charity. This year the fundraiser will benefit Ele’s Place (a non-profit which supports grieving children). Our annual “Walk with Teddy” will take place on Tuesday, […]

Meet Zoe!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

As each of you know, creating a strong sense of community at TBDC is really important! Starting this week, we will feature a different student, from a different class, his/her interests, and more! First up is the newest addition to the TBDC family, Zoe! Don’t let her small size fool you, a whole lot of […]

Why I Teach

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I began my career as a Teach for America Corps Member. I was hired by a public school in New York City to teach special needs kindergarteners, most of whom had language delays. Many of my students came to class without much idea of what “school” was about. The few who had been part of […]

Block ‘n’ Roll in the Infant Class

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Wednesday blog posts will feature an in-depth update of a lesson in one of our classrooms.  Where better to start than with our little ones in the Infant Class? This afternoon in their group time the students played with and explored a variety of blocks.  Members of the teaching team were looking for two important […]